From Volume 5, Issue Number 27 of EIR Online, Published July 4, 2006

Latest From The Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement


by Lakesha Rogers
LaRouche Youth Movement

No one should be surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the power grab run by former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay in Texas. DeLay—who resigned due to his indictment over money-laundering charges directly related to his power grab—organized a redistricting bill in the Texas legislature which gave Republicans an additional five seats in the U.S. Congress.

At least four of those Justices who voted to back DeLay's power grab are tied to the Federalist Society, including Associate Justice Samuel Alito, who replaced retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Lyndon LaRouche warned that, if the Democrats in the U.S. Senate failed to defeat the Alito nomination, there would be a potential majority on the Court which was loyal not to the principles of the U.S. Constitution, but to the Nazi legal doctrines of Hitler's jurist Carl Schmitt.

In a Webcast given Jan. 11, 2006, titled, "Save our Republic from Fascism! Keep Fascist Alito Off the Supreme Court," physical economist Lyndon LaRouche made clear that the Democrats foolish decision to turn away from the fight that was waged in 2005, and allowing for the nomination and seating of Federalist Society member Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court would give Federalist Society members a near majority on the courts. He stated, "The Federalist Society can be put in the same category, for purposes of this Congressional proceeding on confirmation, as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Someone says to a member of the Klan: How do you vote on civil rights? It's no different!"

This Supreme Court case grew out of Tom DeLay's strong-arm tactics in 2002 to force a redistricting in Texas from the 1993 rulings of the district courts. To avoid DeLay's strong-arm tactics, in 2002, Texas Democrats fled to Albuquerque, New Mexico in an effort to prevent a quorum in the State Senate, which was being convened to ram through the Congressional redistricting plan. The first attempt at shutting down DeLay's unconstitutional gerrymandering, was when 50 Democratic members of the Texas House fled to Oklahoma, killing the redistricting bill for the regular session. As a result of this, as House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay pushed absurd fines for the missing Democrats of $1,000 a day, with the fine doubling for every skipped session to a maximum of $5,000 a day. DeLay went as far as, calling out the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through a fraudulent maneuver, to track down legislators.

As a result of Tom DeLay's illegal devices to tear apart the Constitution, over 8 million Texans were redistricted. At that time, the Democrats failed to take up the real issue behind the redistricting tactic—the Bush-Cheney assault on the Constitution—and refused to go after the source of the problem: the need for the impeachment and removal of President of Vice, Dick Cheney.

It has been the fight of the Houston LYM, under the leadership of Lyndon LaRouche, to expose the dirty operation of Tom DeLay and Dick Cheney in Texas, in their efforts to destroy the U.S. Constitution, and the rotten links to the Pat Robertson-driven fundamentalist grouping called the "Family." As bad as the Supreme Court rulings are, it is clear that many Democrats have not yet learned the lesson, as some are saying that this decision constitutes a victory for the party, because it protects the Latino vote in one district.

The idea that some Democrats would have the audacity to call this decision a victory is a slap in the face to Texans and the lower 80% of family-income brackets, who have been completely disenfranchised by the Democratic Party, showing that Democrats are still playing the game of, "Let's make a deal." If they continue down this road they are only paving the way for Felix Rohatyn and Wall Street to steal the victory from the Democratic Party.

The response to my candidacy for State Chairman of the Democratic Party of Texas, and to Charlie Urbina-Jones' campaign, by Democrats at the Texas state convention was a sign that many Democrats are fed up and ready to fight.

The most profound irony in this situation is that, even when DeLay is convicted by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, for the corporate money laundering which paid for electing DeLay's pawns who pushed the redistricting through the Texas legislature, the constitutionally-flawed ruling by the Federalist-Society-tainted Supreme Court will still stand.

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